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Shirakawago in Summer

Most people know Shirakawago (白川郷) as the traditional gassho houses with thick snow covered thatched roof in winter. But visiting Shirakawago in the Summer can be fun too and brings out a different flavour of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The Shirakawago area receives heavy snowfall during winter with temperature dropping below 0 and roads and …

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Nagashima Resort in Nagoya – Nagashima Spaland Amusement Park

The Nagashima Spaland and Resort and  located just outside of Nagoya city area is a huge visitor’s attraction suitable for everyone. Consisting of 5 major facilities; Nagashima Spaland Theme Park Nagashima Water Park Mitsui Outlet Nagashima Hot Spring Spa Nabana No Sato Flower Park On this day, we only had time to visit the themepark, …

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A trip to Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa

We are not really park or nature lovers, and only happened to visit Kenrokuen Garden after a trip to the nearby Kanazawa Castle. Being one of Japan’s “Top 3 most beautiful landscape garden” Kenrokuen (兼六園) sits on the former spacious Kanazawa castle ground and is carefully maintained by the local authorities. On this hot summer day, …

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Unique view of Shiraito Waterfall in Karuizawa 白糸の滝

As part of our Karuizawa trip, we decided to wander into nature and explore the famous Shiraito waterfall. The Shiraito no Taki is a short but wide waterfall, measuring 3 metres high and 70 metres wide. It looks almost man-made, like those seen in urban shopping malls. Shiraito waterfall is easily accessible from Karuizawa JR …

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Kanazawa Castle 金沢城 – Located beside the Kenrokuen Garden

The visit to Kanazawa Castle wasn’t intentional. We had only wanted to see the fame Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa instead. But since it was just nearby, we decided to go see it and walk around the castle grounds. 其实我们并没有特别想造访金沢城。只是既然都到了兼六園,城堡也在附近,我们就决定去看看它,然后在城堡前的地面上散步。 The castle park is a big area that is accessible from many sides, with the more …

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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route full day itinerary

We have always heard so much and seen many spectacular views of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, especially the classic snow wall but have never gotten to visit it as we were previously travelling to the more typical touristy destinations. With this longer break, we had purposely planned our itinerary to include the Alpine Route, which was …

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Seasonal Festival 2: Fuji Shibazakura festival in Kawaguchiko

If you ask anyone for famous views in Japan, you are likely to hear “Mt Fuji” and “Sakura”. If you are visiting Tokyo between mid April to end May, you must head to the Fuji Shibazakura Festival in Kawaguchiko! The land of pink mosses with the magnificant view of Mt Fuji in the backdrop~~~ trust …

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Kawazu Zakura Cherry Blossom Festival, daytrip from Tokyo

Sakura viewing season in late March or early April is one of the most popular tourist visiting periods in Japan. Travelling during this period also requires early planning to secure flight and accommodation arrangements, which are usually at a premium price. If you would like to avoid this peak period or have the intention to travel …